The New York Times ran a huge article about Ben Bernanke today. Let us not forget that he is a resident of Rocky Hill. (As the Times pointed out, he served on the Montgomery school board.)
Do we welcome him back in January with the equivalent of a ticker tape parade? And, if so, what would be the Princeton equivalent?
See live broadcasts when Ben Bernanke speaks at Princeton University on June 2 at 2 p.m. and David Remnick speaks on Monday, June 3.
Here is the info I got from the Princeton University publicity folks: a summary of the graduation events leading up to and including Princeton’s 266th Commencement. I have deleted mentions of how to pick up journalist credentials and, no, I don’t plan to do that myself.
The Bernanke and Remnick speeches will be simulcast on Channel 27 for Comcast subscribers and Channel 21 for Verizon FIOS subscribers. The events also are scheduled to be webcast live and archived online for later viewing at www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/. For more information, visit the Commencement website at http://www.princeton.edu/commencement/events
—The Baccalaureate service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the University Chapel. The speaker will be Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
—The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 3, on Cannon Green (Jadwin Gym in the event of severe weather). The speaker will be David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker.
— The Hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, June 3, on Cannon Green (McCarter Theater in case of severe weather). The guest speaker is Sheryl WuDunn, a graduate from the Class of 1988.
—The Commencement program begins with the academic procession at10:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 on the front campus on Nassau Street. The University’s 266th Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gym in the event of severe weather). Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will preside over the event and address the graduates. Several honorary degrees traditionally are conferred, but names are not announced until that day.
PLAN FOR THE TRAFFIC!